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Left Coast Writers®: Richard Roberts - Tuning In (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

Jon Gunnarson never meant to transform humanity. He just wanted a normal life. A life where he doesn’t absorb other people’s emotions, lose himself and have to live like a hermit. So he jumps at the chance to help develop a scam telepathy app because it will get him to Bhutan, where he hopes an old friend will teach him how to disconnect. Sure, he has to work with Ella, a neuroscientist he’s falling in love with, and Venn, a fraudulent Marketer who’s wanted by the FBI. But Jon’s had a lifetime of practice at pulling away and he figures he can handle it while he learns how to manage his condition. The problem is, working with others is the least of his worries. Because Jon and Ella unwittingly trigger the onset of mass telepathy. And, as if that isn't enough, they must run for their lives when they discover a way that Venn can avoid arrest. But how will they escape someone who can read their minds?

Tuning In is a well plotted story that’s both mind-bendingly strange and intimately human—a continuously surprising science-fiction/ psychological thriller about our relationship with our thoughts, with each other and even reality itself.

Richard Henry Roberts education in psychology and 25-year career in Marketing focused on understanding how people think. He brought this experience to bear in his debut novel, Tuning In, the first in a three-book series published by Highcrest Books. A longtime yogi and meditator, he lives with his son and daughter in Marin County, California.

 

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$11.99
ISBN: 9781948681001
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Published: Highcrest Books - March 31st, 2018

Jon Gunnarson never meant to transform humanity. He just wanted a normal life.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Left Coast Writers®: Cheryl Krauter-Leonard - Psychosocial Care of Cancer Survivors (San Francisco Store)

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

Currently there is a crisis occurring in healthcare involving clinician burnout, emotional exhaustion, lack of inspiration, and loss of personal meaning. For clinicians caring for cancer survivors, these feelings are aggravated by facing the largely unknown realm of survivorship and the issues it brings to patients and clinicians alike.

As the number of cancer survivors grows, psychosocial oncology clinicians are increasingly called upon to work with the long-term aftermath of a cancer diagnosis, which requires the capacity to address the emotional and psychosocial issues that are not part of a traditional medical education. Clinicians have plenty of textbooks, but fewer hands-on, interactive guides that teach these kinds of experiential lessons that can be used in their day-to-day work lives. This accessible workbook offers a way to think about these important ideas while providing a structure to implement humanistic clinical practices. Clinical skills, communication tools, empathy as a learned capacity, cultural humility, reflective and mindful exercises designed to increase relationship skills-all of these depend upon this mode of experiential learning, as it teaches useful practices and solutions in order to increase the efficacy and satisfaction of clinical work with cancer survivors and their communities.

Psychosocial Care of Cancer Survivors: A Clinician's Guide and Workbook for Providing Wholehearted Care is a clinical resource for healthcare practitioners that presents person-centered care as an antidote to the distress both patients and clinicians face in cancer survivorship. It addresses questions of how to bring a humanistic approach and quality attention to the growing needs of patients in the post-treatment phase of a cancer diagnosis. As a workbook, it's both a guide and an applicable resource for daily clinical practice. It provides a needed structure for clinicians to help them reconnect with the meaningful aspects of their work.

Designed for busy psychosocial oncology clinicians who may feel disconnected but don't fully understand why, this workbook addresses the need for a humanistic and pragmatic approach to the psychosocial issues that arise in their work with patients. Based on personal interviews with clinicians, written feedback from clinicians, and research describing the formidable demands facing professionals working in cancer healthcare, as well as the dangers of burnout, this is highly practical, interactive guide addresses the emotional and psychological concerns of both patient and clinician. This workbook will be a much-needed resource for humanizing cancer survivorship care.

Cheryl Krauter, MFT, is an existential humanistic psychotherapist with over thirty-five years of experience in the field of depth psychology and human consciousness. She integrates her years of experience as a depth psychotherapist with her personal journey as a cancer survivor, working with clients in her private practice, presenting talks and workshops on living with the uncertainty of life-threatening illness, teaching and supervising trainees, interns, and licensed clinicians. The foundation of her work as a clinician is based on providing a humanistic, relational, person-centered approach in cancer survivor care.

 

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$49.95
ISBN: 9780190636364
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - July 13th, 2018

Currently there is a crisis occurring in healthcare involving clinician burnout, emotional exhaustion, lack of inspiration, and loss of personal meaning. For clinicians caring for cancer survivors, these feelings are aggravated by facing the largely unknown realm of survivorship and the issues it brings to patients and clinicians alike.


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Left Coast Writers® Salon: Larry Habegger - What the Traveler Said (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

Freelance writer and Travelers' Tales Executive Editor Larry Habegger spent five and a half years compiling quotations from the world's great travelers for The Quotable Traveler, his weekly column in the San Francisco Chronicle. All 291 of these engaging reflections are collected in What the Traveler Said and are guaranteed to carry you to faraway lands. With these quotes you will travel with:

  • Lao Tzu in China
  • Napoleon in Egypt
  • Mark Twain in France
  • Freya Stark in Iraq
  • Alexandra David-Neel in Tibet
  • Edward Abbey in Arizona
  • Jan Morris in Italy
  • and many more

You'll be moved to reflect on your own journeys and motivated to make new plans as you bask in the wisdom of these eminent travelers.

 

What the Traveler Said: 291 Inspiring Quotations from the San Francisco Chronicle's Quotable Traveler Column Cover Image
By Larry Habegger (Editor)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781609520243
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Published: Wooden Walkways Press - December 11th, 2016

Wisdom from the World's Great Travelers


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Left Coast Writers® - Travel Tales (San Francisco Store)

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 6:00pm

Book Passage hosts the monthly meetings of Left Coast Writers® at our Corte Madera store. This Literary Salon is led by author and workshop teacher Linda Watanabe McFerrin. The monthly meetings provide an evening of literary connections, support, counsel, provocative readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Each meeting also features a presentation by one of several Bay Area literary figures.

 

 

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San Francisco, CA 94111

Left Coast Writers®: Ann Steiner, Ph.D. - Help Your Group Thrive (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Left Coast Writers® Launch

This easy-to-use manual, Help Your Group Thrive, is recommended for leaders of all types of groups - book and service clubs, writer’s and critique groups, organizations, and workplace teams. You'll find discussion of the different types of groups, leadership styles and roles. Worksheets help you figure out your preferred leadership style, along with facilitation tools, sample group agreements, online netiquette information, and numerous modifiable written forms for starting and maintaining effective groups. Practical advice and worksheets help you design your group, select potential members, and understand common group challenges. These valuable tools will take you from defining your group's mission to helping your group thrive.

Ann Steiner, PhD, is a Certified Group Psychotherapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area, leading a variety of groups for thirty years. She is an internationally known and highly-respected author, consultant to therapists, lecturer, and workshop presenter.

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$42.95
ISBN: 9781782205616
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Routledge - May 31st, 2018

This easy-to-use manual is recommended for leaders of all types of groups - discussion groups, peer support, organizations, and workplace teams. You'll find discussion of the different types of groups, leadership styles and roles.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Left Coast Writers® Salon: Paul McHugh - The Blind Pool (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Left Coast Writers® Salon

In The Blind Pool by Paul McHugh, a Russian crime ring scores entry to the USA by forging an alliance with a criminal gang that uses a West Texas private prison as their base. Felons are secretly released from that prison and sent out across the nation to work as hard-case enforcers. An assault on a bridge in the Florida Keys tips off authorities to the alliance's grand plot to subvert, exploit, and terrorize the American public. But agents who start to investigate are betrayed by a high-placed FBI mole. Stakes rise to life-or-death when the agents and their women are kidnapped by the cabal. To achieve escape, wreak vengeance and exact justice stretches the tradecraft and loyalties of these U.S. operators close to a breaking point - and beyond.

 

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$17.95
ISBN: 9780998732077
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Published: Elkheart Books - August 1st, 2017

A Russian crime ring scores entry to the USA by forging an alliance with a criminal gang that uses a West Texas private prison as their base. Felons are secretly released from that prison and sent out across the nation to work as hard-case enforcers.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Left Coast Writers®: Todd Crawshaw - God Sex and Psychosis (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

Left Coast Writers®

God, Sex, Psychosis is the latest thriller from author Todd Crawshaw.

When criminal psychologist Mira Skyles is assigned by a court order to evaluate Egon Norwood, a person of interest in a serial murder investigation, she recognizes both a man with a dissociative identity disorder and the boy who once saved her life, with whom she shares a secret history. Egon Norwood is a master of illusion, a brilliant street artist who is mentally unraveling. He has perfected the art of dying on stage, transforming into statues that come to life, before perishing. Egon's off-stage life is just as dramatic, punctuated by disturbing and unexplained blackouts. His estranged twin sister, Faye, is a performer too, whose twisted concept of fun and her uninhibited behavior has made enemies - people who want her dead. Mira Skyles works with neurotics, pathological liars, and psychopaths. On the surface, she performs admirably and is a highly-respected criminal psychologist. But, because of her past, she struggles with her inner demons. The suspected serial killer assigned to her by court order is mysterious and charming. Against her better judgment, Mira finds herself falling in love.

 

 

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780692320143
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Published: Crowsnestpublishing.com - March 15th, 2018

When criminal psychologist Mira Skyles is assigned by a court order to evaluate Egon Norwood, a person of interest in a serial murder investigation, she recognizes both a man with a dissociative identity disorder and the boy who once saved her life, with whom she shares a secret history. Egon Norwood is a master of illusion, a brilliant street artist who is mentally unraveling.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Left Coast Writers® Salon - Craft of Nonfiction Panel (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

Left Coast Writers® Salon

Craft of Nonfiction Panel:
Joanna Biggar
Joan Steidinger
Mikkel Aaland
Linda Watanabe McFerrin (Moderator)

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Book Passage hosts the monthly meetings of Left Coast Writers® at our Corte Madera store. This Literary Salon is led by author and workshop teacher Linda Watanabe McFerrin. The monthly meetings provide an evening of literary connections, support, counsel, provocative readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Each meeting also features a presentation by one of several Bay Area literary figures.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Left Coast Writers® Salon: Bradley Charbonneau - Every Single Day (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Left Coast Writers® Salon

Writing habits that really work, boosting visibility through a mailing list and and Advance Reader Team, long-term strategies for writing a series of books—we are delighted to feature two of our favorite writers, Laurie McAndish King and Bradley Charbonneau, author of Every Single Day, in a literary conversation.

Bradley Charbonneau has written for numerous magazines and anthologies and his Urban Travel Guide San Francisco is a hip guidebook full of insider tips. He’s been around the world and around the block—always on the lookout for a unique angle for an article. His work has appeared in national magazines such as Writer’s Digest, travel writing anthologies like Travelers’ Tales, and also in that off-the-beaten path market such as Going Places (the in-flight magazine for Malaysia Airlines).

 

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By Bradley Charbonneau, John Muldoon (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781732243408
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Published: Bradley Charbonneau - April 13th, 2018

Brendan Burchard said, "You need, more than anything else, daily momentum. It's the secret of all life happiness."

"Secret of all life happiness?" Sign me up Just a little "daily momentum"? No problem, right? I got this.

It starts today.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Left Coast Writers®: Jeff R. McGowan - Confessions of a Cloak Artist (San Francisco Store)

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 6:00pm

Left Coast Writers® Book Party

Spinning rich yarns of travel, young love, and growing up in 1980’s Orange County, Confessions of a Cloak Artist by Jeff R. McGowan introduces Jim Murphy as he reflects upon his life's adventures and mishaps to discover where things went wrong along the way. From the tropical oasis of Bali, he examines whether his core principles have helped or hurt his life's failed relationships, and his pursuit of enlightenment. Where did he go wrong? And can he reinvent himself before it's too late? What he finds is that stories hold meaning, and wounds don't have to define us.

 

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$13.99
ISBN: 9780999003305
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Published: Knockout Press - March 1st, 2018

WINNER 2018 National Indie Excellence Award Spinning rich yarns of travel, young love, and growing up in 1980's Orange County, Jim Murphy reflects upon his life's adventures and mishaps to discover where things went wrong along the way.


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San Francisco, CA 94111

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